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Craters Of The Moon National Monument

About a month after the Apollo 11 moon landing, astronauts travelled to Craters of the Moon National Monument to prepare for the next lunar expedition. Since then, the site has served as an important research hub for astronauts and scientists alike, who study rock formations and lava flows.

 

  • Our Reporter Roundtable rounds up the news of the week.
  • National Ice Cream Day helps Idaho Foodbank.

  • Teton School District drops its mascot.
  • Getting in the water this summer? How to be safe.
  • Organic research on pregnant women in the Treasure Valley.
  • Boise has a new Cultural Ambassador.

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The streets of Meridian will soon be filled with the hum and zip of electric scooters. The city recently approved an agreement allowing Bird Scooters to deploy between 100 to 150 scooters at first, but eventually 500.

 

  • BLM headquarters moving to Colorado?
  • 1969: Astronauts land on Idaho’s Craters of the Moon.
  • Indian Relay at the Fort Hall Reservation.

  • Boise State diversity controversy.
  • Summer heat and homeless families in Boise.
  • Time for warthogs, hyenas, baboons and Nile crocodiles.

  • Health care providers prepare for Medicaid Expansion.
  • Helping kids get healthy in Idaho.
  • Children with special needs get a helping hand in the Magic Valley.
  • Idaho fantasy author goes to Comic Con.

Keith Ridler / AP Photos

Friday means it's time for the Idaho Matters Reporter Roundtable where we get you up to date on all the news that made headlines around our region this week.

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A recent, and deadly, Boise house fire has a lot of people thinking about smoke detectors. We chat with Idaho Statesman reporter Katy Moeller who covered the story and learned a lot about fire alarms.

Nomadic Critters Facebook

Experiencing homelessness puts a huge strain on people — and it’s amplified if they have any pets. That’s because Boise shelters won’t let animals inside.

 

  • Our Friday Reporter Roundtable.
  • We take a walk for pancreatic cancer.
  • Deadly house fires and the need for smoke detectors.

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The project proposed by the Ada County Highway District, or ACHD, would connect two popular Boise landmarks — Camel’s Back Park and the Greenbelt. The bikeway would run between Heron Street and State Street.

 

  • The Idaho Humanities Council explores the question "Are Women People?"
  • Idaho cyclists take over downtown Boise.
  • A new book on slavery.
  • We take a trip to Gorongosa National Park.

Boise State Public Radio

  •  Medicaid expansion: then and now.
  •   College students and mental health.
  •   Healthcare providers coping with stress.

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We take a close up look at the new podcast LOCKED from Boise State Public Radio and the Mountain West News Bureau. We explore the origins of the podcast, listen to the first episode and find out more about the series. 

Idaho Statesman

The Gene Harris Bandshell in Julia Davis Park nearly burned down last April, leaving Boiseans wondering if this city landmark would ever be the same. Doug Holloway, director of Boise Parks and Recreation, says it won’t be the same—it will be better.

 

 

  • Idaho Matters goes in-depth with the LOCKED Podcast

Ada County Sheriff's Website

The Ada County Sheriff's Office and Big Brothers Big Sisters are teaming up to launch the Treasure Valley Youth Mentoring Program. "Bigs in Blue" will connect kids and law enforcement.

  • The latest SAT scores in Idaho.
  • A new Treasure Valley Youth Mentoring Program.
  • Expanding the World Center For Birds of Prey.

HGTV

This segment originally aired on April 30, 2019

The Boise Boys are Clint Robertson and Luke Caldwell, masters of renovation and real estate with a program on HGTV. The two are total opposites whose traits complement each other perfectly and on Tuesday's Idaho Matters, we meet the pair now entering their second season of real estate reality TV.

Kyle Green / Idaho Statesman

While Boise officials and citizens debate the plans for a new downtown library and the relocation of The Cabin Literary Center, there has been very little public conversation about the fate of the Anne Frank Memorial and the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights.

  • Idaho Republicans and Democrats come together to form National Institute For Civil Discourse
  • It's a brand new (fiscal) year! What new laws in Idaho take effect this month?
  • The Boise Boys Are HGTV's 'Odd Couple Of Renovation'

Jim Cole / AP Photos

Here in Idaho prisoners have been used to help fight fires, but did you know they are also helping out on farms? We talk with Stian Rice about farm-labor shortages and the history of “convict leasing.” We also talk with the Division Chief of Idaho Correctional Industries about his organization's use of inmate labor.

Bill Dickinson/ Flickr Creative Commons

For many, wading into Independence Day traffic is a necessary evil of the holiday. This year, Idaho is expected to reach a record high of travelers over the weekend, eclipsing the numbers from 2018.

 

Boise State Public Radio

  • Inmate labor and "convict leasing."
  • Stargazing with Maki Jackson.
  • A “lightbulb moment” for Higher Education.

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